Eastbound & Down (2009–2013)

TV Series  |  TV-MA  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Sport
8.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.3/10 from 38,461 users  
Reviews: 31 user | 52 critic

Years after he turned his back on his hometown, a burned-out major league ballplayer returns to teach phys ed at his old middle school.

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 48 titles
created 09 Apr 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 25 Sep 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 8 months ago
 
TV
a list of 30 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Eastbound & Down" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Eastbound & Down (2009–2013)

Eastbound & Down (2009–2013) on IMDb 8.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Eastbound & Down.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



4   3   2   1  
2013   2012   2010   2009  
5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture.

Stars: Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Neal Brennan
Workaholics (TV Series 2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A single-camera comedy featuring three friends who work together as telemarketers from 9 to 5 and live together from 5 to 9.

Stars: Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine, Anders Holm
Bored to Death (2009–2011)
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A well-meaning but struggling writer decides to lead a sort of double life by pretending to be a private detective.

Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis, Ted Danson
Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series 1999)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

The life and times of Larry David and the predicaments he gets himself in with his friends and complete strangers.

Stars: Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin
The League (TV Series 2009)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A group of friends are in a fantasy football league. They battle between life and the computer.

Stars: Mark Duplass, Nick Kroll, Jonathan Lajoie
Party Down (2009–2010)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A group of actors move to LA to make it big, but end up working as caterers.

Stars: Adam Scott, Ken Marino, Ryan Hansen
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An inept karate instructor struggles with marital troubles and an unhealthy obsession with fellow karate enthusiast Chuck "The Truck" Wallace.

Director: Jody Hill
Stars: Danny McBride, Ben Best, Mary Jane Bostic
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Four young friends with big egos and slightly arrogant attitudes are the proprietors of an Irish bar in Philadelphia.

Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney
Arrested Development (TV Series 2003)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  

Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable.

Stars: Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi
Louie (TV Series 2010)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

The life of Louis CK, a divorced comedian with two kids living in New York.

Stars: Louis C.K., Hadley Delany, Ursula Parker
Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York friends.

Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards
Vice Principals (TV Series 2016)
Comedy

A team of vice principals call the shots at their high school.

Stars: Kimberly Hebert Gregory, Danny McBride, Maya G. Love
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Kenny Powers (29 episodes, 2009-2013)
...
 Stevie Janowski (28 episodes, 2009-2013)
...
 April Buchanon (20 episodes, 2009-2013)
...
 Maria (20 episodes, 2010-2013)
...
 Dustin Powers (16 episodes, 2009-2013)
...
 Cassie Powers (16 episodes, 2009-2013)
Ethan Alexander McGee ...
 Dustin Jr. (16 episodes, 2009-2013)
...
 Wayne (15 episodes, 2009-2013)
Edit

Storyline

Kenny Powers was poised to rule the Big Leagues, but two things got in the way: his fading fastball and his insufferable personality. After a spectacular career flame-out, Kenny goes home to Shelby County, NC, to nurse his wounds and work as a gym teacher at his old middle school. Written by HBO

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

When Kenny Powers comes back, he comes back hard. (Season 2) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 February 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

P.E.  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Don Johnson and John Hawkes, who play Kenny Powers' father and brother on this show, are only 10 years apart in age in real life. See more »

Quotes

Kenny Powers: Fuck that noise!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.125 (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Great New Series. Mcbride Shines.
24 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At 19 Kenny Rogers was the best pitcher in Major League Baseball. With endorsement deals galore and a huge fan base, Kenny was on top of the world until his fastball started to lose it's speed and his off field antics got the best of him.

Now Burnt-out and broke, Kenny is living with his brother in his old hometown. In need of work he takes the gym-teaching job at the local middle school where his high school sweetheart also works. The only person that still believes Kenny can make it back to the majors is Kenny himself, and he will stop at nothing to get back on top.

Danny McBride is simply and utterly hilarious as Kenny Powers. Doing drugs and swearing like a sailor he perfectly portrays a burnt out, full of himself jackass. McBride previously worked with director Jody Hill on his first film, "The Foot Fist Way" and they team up again for this series bringing us another hilarious comedy. Although McBride shines the supporting cast around him is also good. Re-teaming up with McBride and Hill is Ben Best, the writer of "The Foot Fist Way", who plays Kenny's old friend Clegg who takes part in most of Kenny's shenanigans. His brother played by John Hawkes brings some reality to Kenny's fantasy world of playing baseball again and is the perfect counterpart for his out of control sibling. The supporting cast at the middle school where Kenny works is also suburb. Steve Little, Andrew Daly and Katy Mixon all blend together perfectly with the out of control Kenny, the chemistry is pretty great.

All in all "East Bound and Down" is a great new series. Although McBride plays an asshole you can't help but feel for Kenny Powers. It's a hilarious comedy with some underlying tones of realism. I completely recommend you watch this amazing new show.


47 of 70 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Am I the only one disappointed with the finale? ish_ya_boy
Season 4 was a Disappointment Protecious
Diasappointed... Gave up after 3 episodes rocknrollcrook
The use of 'walk like an Egyptian' shawn-donovan
Candy Cox pappyspride04
season 1 episode 6 Bewbs!! lucasqvintus
Discuss Eastbound & Down (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?